About me

ABOUT THERAPY & ABOUT ME

Everyone has their own reasons for seeking therapy, it might be something obvious like relationship problems, stress at work, bereavement or a trauma from the past. Alternatively, it could be a general sense of unease and anxiety whilst not knowing what that ‘something’ is.

Whatever the issue, I offer a calm, supportive space where reflection can take place, at a pace that suits you. My role is to accompany you to a new understanding of yourself and ultimately to create a sense of emotional well-being and change your life for the better.

Both short-term counselling can be agreed to focus on a particular issue or longer-term, open-ended psychotherapy for a wider perspective. The value in my approach is to both facilitate and honour your process, whilst respecting your expressed needs throughout the therapeutic journey.

I hold a postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Sessions are held either face-to-face or online, depending on individual preference.

I have over 10 years professional experience working for charities such as Mind, FreshStart Psychotherapy, The Caravan Drop-In, as well as running a private practice.

As a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I’m trained to access a range of therapeutic approaches such as talking therapy, dream work, and utilising methods to promote insights through creative imagination. Integrative therapy, allows me to adopt the most appropriate therapeutic approach for each individual, depending on suitability, the issues presented, and mutual agreement.

My specialist areas are in working with mental health issues – including generalised anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low confidence, panic attacks and recovery from abuse including sexual, physical and emotional.

I cannot know why you are reading this. It may be that you are in a difficult place or find your life to be painfully stuck. Perhaps someone close to you is in trouble. If so, I am sorry; I would suggest you email or call me by way of the information on this page. I will reply as soon as I can.

I currently have online spaces throughout London, Tottenham/Edmonton and the surrounding areas.

I can also offer online and face to face meetings based in Truro, Cornwall.

‘This member has completed UKCP Covid-19 Online Working Guidance’

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy awarded from the Centre of Counselling & Psychotherapy Education in Paddington, London.

Registered and Accredited with UKCP (United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy). 

On-going continued professional development with the C.G Jung Club, Notting Hill, London.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

From £50.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50.00-£70.00 - Paddington/North London location

£50.00 - £60.00 - Truro, Cornwall, 

£40.00 - Concessions


Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Online spaces in London, North London (Tottenham/Edmonton) and the surrounding areas.

Online and face to face spaces in Truro Cornwall.

Further information

Offering low cost at £30.00 per session.

Beauchamp Lodge
Warwick Crescent
London
W2 6NE

Truro
Cornwall
TR1

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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Alex Collins

Alex Collins